A GAMBLER with thousands of pounds in his car has been arrested after flashing counterfeit cash in a Leeds casino.
The 42-year-old Dewsbury man was arrested on Thursday evening after casino staff spotted the dodgy £20 notes being used in the premises.
The man was traced and found with £60 of counterfiet notes on him - but police found £2000 in notes in his car.
Police then searched the gambler's Dewsbury home - and hit the jackpot.
They discovered £5,000 hidden away around the house.
The £7,000 cash seized from the car and property is believed to be genuine and has been seized under Civil Cash Provisions while police figure out where it came from.
If the cash is found to be genuine it could be confiscated by the City and Holbeck Proceeds of Crime Team.
A number of financial documents were also seized by investigating officers, and the man was arrested on suspicion of money laundering offences and being in possession of counterfeit currency.
He has since been bailed pending further enquiries.
Inspector Mark Jessop said: "Local people have a huge part to play in putting a stop to criminals living the high life from the proceeds of crime, and reporting people they suspect of this to us will get the ball rolling by allowing us to start an investigation."
Anyone who has information about people living off the proceeds of crime is asked to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.whyshouldthey.com.